Vancouver's SEO, SEM & Analytics Shop

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Vancouver's SEO + Digital Marketing Shop

 

We specialize in being awesome, getting results, and making your life easier. Our core services are:

 

  • SEO
  • Google Ads Management
  • Analytics
  • Great Communication + Reporting

 

We’ve been in business since 2006 and haven’t stopped getting better. The majority of our trusted partners use us for strategies regarding SEO and search engine marketing, but we run countless Facebook ad campaigns and manage dozens of other aspects of their digital marketing.

 

Why we’re good at SEO

 

Experience. After seeing 100’s of SEO projects in specific verticals we can simply apply our learnings to new clients that come on board.

 

Elbow grease. Sometimes outworking a competitor is the key to driving better rankings, sales and leads.

 

Technical proficiency. We crawl through code, see what Google sees, and understand every algorithm tweak made.

 
$1,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2006
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Vancouver, Canada
headquarters
  • 217, 119 West Pender
    Vancouver , BC V6B 1S5
    Canada
other locations
  • 401, 10158 - 103 Street
    Edmonton , AB T5J 0X6
    Canada

Portfolio

Key clients: 

TELUS, Helix.com, Destination Canada, Fiserve, Tourism Jasper, CounterPath, Forefront Dermatology, Procurify, Pizza Pizza, Pizza 73, Vancouver Fringe, Mosaic Homes, City of Surrey, Servus Credit Union, Tourism Barrie, Tourism Prince George, Centric Health, Play MPE, FrontFundr, BC Dairy Association, Front Row Insurance, Marmot Basin, Hopewell Residential, Cookies by George, D3 Security, Sonora Resort.

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London Drugs SEO

We were hired by London Drugs to examine the e-commerce competitive search landscape. The strategy outlined organic search opportunities that would dramatically increase sales.

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Digital Marketing for Tourism Jasper

We ran Tourism Jasper's digital marketing for 5 years to great success. The key points to their digital strategy were SEO, PPC, Display and Analytics.

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Digital Marketing for Softphone.com

We developed SEO, PPC and a rock solid conversion strategy for the Bria Teams product.

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TELUS SEO

We were hired to research and develop an organic search program for TELUS.

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Digital Marketing Strategy for Retailer

"Despite their smaller size, they performed professional work that rivaled much bigger agencies."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2015 - June 2016
Project summary: 

The Status Bureau managed digital marketing efforts for a retailer to increase the search rankings of products and local store locations. The team directed SEO campaigns and developed long-term strategies.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Vancouver, Canada
Digital Marketing Manager, Western Canadian Retailer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

As a result of The Status Bureau’s efforts, organic search and foot traffic have improved significantly. The team directed efforts towards specific products, helping to improve sales in those categories. Communicating transparently, they supported an effective collaboration.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I was the digital marketing manager at a western canadian retailer, which sold products across various categories ranging from cameras, electronics, food, household goods, pharmacy, cosmetics, etc.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire The Status Bureau?

We hired the Status Bureau for SEO strategy and consulting

What were your goals for this project?

to improve ranking for key product categories, local search for our store locations and overall increase in organic traffic

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were referred to them and had them pitch us along with a few other agencies. We then gave them and other agencies an opportunity to access our data and perform an audit, which they presented and provided actionable insights on. The Status Bureau impressed us with their skill and expertise

Describe the project in detail.

We focused on various business categories ranging from electronics, photo finishing, pharmacy, etc. First, low level of effort but high result work was identified and set in motion. After that, longer term higher effort projects were proposed and initiated based off of the business priorities for the year.

What was the team composition?

Digital marketing manager, digital coordinator and the Status Bureau team, which was at the time two dedicated account managers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We improved our organic traffic and had measurable increases in foot traffic to physical store locations. We also saw an uplift in sales for the categories that we were optimizing.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Very efficient, they were quick to communicate and were always available for on-site meetings to talk through any complicated projects.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Despite their smaller size, they performed professional work that rivaled much bigger agencies. They were always very straight forward, never dumbed things down for us and were transparent about the work they were doing and the anticipated results.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Hire more staff so you can take on more clients and share the great work you do!

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

GTH Lead Generation & Keyword Strategy for Luxury Properties

“They were easy to work with and could put together a plan and enter production within days.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Nov. 2017 - June 2018
Project summary: 

The Status Bureau piloted a digital marketing campaign to generate qualified buyers for high-value properties. They targeted 50 keywords and actively monitored SEO to manage the campaign’s effectiveness.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Vancouver, Canada
Lisa Page
Former Account Manager, Yellow Pencil
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Over a five-month period, The Status Bureau generated 12 leads and exceeded all expectations. The team proactively managed the project while also educating key stakeholders on digital marketing strategies. Their affordability, timeliness, and responsiveness make them strong partners.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m a former account manager at Yellow Pencil. At the time, I served as the conduit between the Status Bureau and a third-party client.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire The Status Bureau?

One of our clients sold plots of land valued between $200,000–$1 million, but buyers would typically spend nearly two years in the funnel before converting. Our client didn’t realize that digital marketing could support their sales effort, so we approached The Status Bureau to develop and execute their digital marketing strategy.

What were your goals for this project?

Their task was to generate leads into the GTH marketing funnel.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I’d worked with The Status Bureau a number of times, and they’d always delivered. Unlike other prospective partners we’d considered, they didn’t have a minimum cost commitment that was beyond our client’s budget. They’re comfortable working with budgets ranging from $10,000­–$100,000 CAD.

Describe the project in detail.

The Status Bureau functioned as a digital marketing lead for our client, overseeing keyword strategy and SEO. The team drafted a list of 50 industry-specific keywords such as “industrial land Canada” and “inland port,” targeting a North American audience. They then actively monitored the campaign and optimized it as they went. This involved pulling out the underperformers and amplifying the top performers. Each week, they would walk the client through reports to educate and support them through this new digital marketing process.

What was the team composition?

Josh Loewen (Partner, The Status Bureau) led the initial strategic development, and Darren Prasad (Marketing Manager, The Status Bureau) was our day-to-day point of contact.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any statistics or metrics that speak to the quality of their work and impact of the engagement?

This initiative generated 12 new leads for our client over the course of 5 months, which was huge for them. This project also got our client excited about exploring digital efforts.

How did The Status Bureau perform from a project management standpoint?

They were reliable and consistent project managers, delivering on time, staying on budget, and being responsive.

What impresses you about The Status Bureau?

I appreciated their flexibility and support. They were easy to work with and could put together a plan and enter production within days. On top of that, they knew how to communicate complex, technical concepts in a way that made sense to the layman.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I can’t think of anything. I would highly recommend them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Problem Solving and SEO for Design Firm

"It was a great experience. Josh (co-founder, The Status Bureau) was very patient and willing to help."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2018 - Nov. 2018
Project summary: 

The Status Bureau fixed a Facebook Pixel bug on a website. They also provided SEO services.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vancouver, BC
Chris Gendive
Owner, Billy Smith Design Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Search ranking and sales have increased markedly since the engagement began. Direct contact with, and work by, The Status Bureau executives not only expedited completion and enhanced the project creatively, but also demonstrated a vested interest in long-term outcomes and customer business needs.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the owner of Billy Smith Design Group. We provide quality graphic design for both print and web/social media. We also specialize in branding and content creation.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire The Status Bureau?

We needed help to identify and resolve a Facebook marketing issue.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to identify why Facebook Pixel wasn't working properly on a client website. We also wanted to get better rankings on Google.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found The Status Bureau via a Google search. We selected them because they were on the first page of results. They also had a great portfolio and list of clients, which indicates that they knew what they're doing.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

We launched a new website in 2017. Sales were slow because there wasn't much traffic. The design was great and received fantastic feedback, but there just weren't enough eyeballs on it. The Status Bureau identified the problem and fixed a number of pages. They recommended that we fill content that was missing.

What was the team composition?

We worked with two people on the project. One managed the project and the other did most of the implementation.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Our client's organic rankings and sales are both up.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Their team was great. They were quick to respond and got everything completed the way we expected.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They obviously cared about the results. They didn't just do the project and walk away.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not really. It was a great experience. Josh (co-founder, The Status Bureau) was very patient and willing to help.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

AdWords Management for Community Nonprofit

"They have a highly professional team with great follow-through."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

The Status Bureau creates and maintains Google AdWords strategies with the goal of boosting web traffic. They write ads, choose keywords, and design campaigns.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vancouver, British Columbia
Michael Schwartz
Director of Community Engagement, The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Web traffic has increased tenfold since implementing the new campaigns. The Status Bureau always stays abreast of market trends to distinguish the organization from competitors. Their responsive communication, timely deliveries, and friendly attitude set them apart. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

The Jewish Museum and Archives of British Columbia (JMABC) is dedicated to the preservation and sharing of the history of Jewish community life in British Columbia. For over 45 years, we've collected tens of thousands of documents chronicling our community history and offered innovative public programming to build bridges across communities. As director of community engagement, I'm responsible for all public programming, marketing, and fund development.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire The Status Bureau?

After rebranding and introducing a new website, we contracted The Status Bureau to improve our web performance. This was our first time working with an SEO consultant. We understood the importance of SEO within the organization but lacked the expertise to improve it.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to improve public awareness of the JMABC by improving our SEO ranking and widening access to our programs and collections.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A friend recommended The Status Bureau. Upon meeting their team, we wanted to work with them. Their track record spoke volumes, they clearly understood the field, and they were friendly and easy to communicate with.

Describe the project in detail.

The Status Bureau set up our AdWords account and worked with our developer to integrate it with our website. We met to set up our campaigns, select keywords, and write ads. We met a few months later to review the results of the campaigns, make revisions, and improve performance.

We've stayed in contact regularly since. They update me on changes that Google has introduced and ways that we can continually improve our rankings.

What was the team composition?

I always work directly with one of their co-founders, which is always a pleasure.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working with The Status Bureau two and a half years ago.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any statistics or metrics that speak to the quality of their work and impact of the engagement?

Our web traffic has increased tenfold since we began working with The Status Bureau. 

How did The Status Bureau perform from a project management standpoint?

Communication with The Status Bureau is always top-notch. Whether on the phone or over email, they are timely, informative, responsive, accessible, and good-humored. Their co-founder is great at following up on previous meetings or conversations. He confirms that they've completed the tasks and informs me about unanticipated setbacks.

What impresses you about The Status Bureau?

They have a highly professional team with great follow-through. They're up-to-date on changes in the field and great at keeping us ahead of the competition. Their co-founder is transparent about how AdWords functions; he's given me a crash course so I can make updates myself.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

SEO and SMM for Tourism Group

“They really care about the organizations they work with.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
2010 - 2015
Project summary: 

Status Bureau revamped the design and layout of a site and added a members-only portal while doing SEM work and managing Facebook advertising.

The Reviewer
 
2-10 Employees
 
Alberta, Canada
Marketing Manager, Tourism Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Site traffic and Facebook following/engagement rates increased every year of the engagement. Detailed reporting, accurate timelines, and special attention to the specific business needs of the client made them a pleasure to work with.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I was formerly the director of marketing at a destination marketing organization. I am working with Status Bureau again at my current job, but this previous engagement was larger in scope.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenges were you trying to address with Status Bureau?

We were a new organization with a small internal staff at the time, so we needed help with brand awareness and driving traffic to the site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Status Bureau redesigned our site and helped us with SEM and Facebook advertising. They sent us monthly reports on updated metrics and updated their strategy to optimize along the way. They also created a portal on the site that allowed shareholders to log in and read about what the organization was doing for them, e.g., marketing campaigns, travel trade, and/or events.

What is the team composition?

We worked primarily with two of their staff members, one principal and one marketing manager that executed the advertising campaign.

How did you come to work with Status Bureau?

We initially heard about them while meeting with a media buying company that we didn’t end up working with.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2010, and I was there until 2015. When I left, they were still working with us.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The evidence was in the analytics that we got back. We saw increases in site traffic every year, as well as an increase in followers and engagement rates on Facebook. We also saw significant increases in referrals to our shareholders. Additionally, they made very apparent visual changes to the site that made it much more engaging for our users.

How did Status Bureau perform from a project management standpoint?

I was very happy with them. They really care about the organizations they work with. I never had any issues with deadlines. As I mentioned, they sent us detailed monthly reports on their progress, and we had weekly calls to make sure everything was going smoothly, or to go over changes on the site. They went over and above what they were supposed to do.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It was obvious how invested they were in the project, and they were very collaborative. They never strong-armed us; it was always a genuine discussion on how to move forward. They really took the time to understand our business needs, and that attention to our preferences was very impressive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The only thing that comes to mind is that we would have liked them to be a bit more proactive in coming to us with new ideas. They did an awesome job on the work we hired them to do, but they probably could have pushed us to do things that we didn’t come to them for originally.

Advice for potential customers?

You can’t really go wrong with these guys. They’re like my secret weapon. They’re so great to work with, and they make my life a lot easier. I would highly recommend them. They’re worth it, no matter the size or scope of the project.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Jurisdiction of Formation
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Date of Formation
Feb 20, 2007
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